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Visiting Key West in January

Enjoy January deals, Tips, weather, events and more

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January in Key West

While the rest of the country braces itself for a smattering of snow and windswept days, January brings glorious sunshine to the Florida Keys with average highs of 75°F, making this a perfect month for a winter escape. There is an exciting line-up of major events during January in Key West, from the Key West Literary Seminar and Florida Keys Seafood Festival, to the Quantum Key West Race Week, Key West Classic Regatta, and the Key West Food and Wine Festival. Two Federal holidays in the month also create the ideal opportunity to leave the office and enjoy a long weekend in paradise. 

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Key West Weather in January

In the winter months, cold fronts can bring frost to mainland Florida, but you can rest assured there will be no frost here in Key West. The all-time record low for Key West is 41° F (5° C) set in 1981. During these winter months, it rarely rains so you will typically enjoy sunny skies and warm, but pleasant temperatures. It's not uncommon to see periodic temps in the low 80s in January. Don't miss the majestic Florida Keys sunset at 5:50 p.m. during this time of year.

Average High Air Temp

Average Low Air Temp

Average Water Temp

Average Rainfall

Average Sunset Time

75° F (24° C) 65° F (18° C) 69° F (21° C) 2 inches (5.1cm) 5:50 p.m.

Key West- What to Wear in January

Our clothing style throughout the year is "Keys Casual" and most restaurants do not require a dress code. Pack your summer gear, including flip flops, a swim suit, and shorts, but keep in mind that a cold front could sweep through at any time so it's always wise to bring light layers that you can add to your wardrobe when needed. Don't forget a light jacket or blazer and jeans for a night out, along with warmer shoes for the evenings. It is still wise to bring sun screen on your trip and a hat for sunny beach days. Although it can get cold in January, you can also be surprised with temperatures in the low 80s. Nights can be chilly in January but be prepared for glorious sun shining days! 

Major January Events and Holidays

In January, embrace a long weekend for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday or escape winter's grip and unwind with some of our best events of the year!

January Federal Holidays and Important Travel Dates in 2018

  • January 1: New Year's Day
  • January 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Top Key West Events in January

  • January TBC, 2018: Annual Key West Literary Seminar
  • January TBC, 2018: Florida Keys Seafood Festival
  • January TBC, 2018: Quantum Race Week
  • January TBC, 2018: Key West Half Marathon
  • January TBC, 2018: Key West Food and Wine Festival
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